The BL2s were rather unsuccessful EMD design being a cross between an F-unit and a road switcher. The C&O owned 14 (the largest fleet) and used them almost exclusively in Michigan to power locals... (more)
C&O GE U30C's built between 1967-1968, road numbers 3300-3312.
Amtrak 355 is resuming their trip west after completing a station stop in Dearborn.
Amtrak train 352, the eastbound "Wolverine", makes very quick work of the interlocking at CP Lou on the NS Michigan Line just outside of downtown Detroit. This was my first time seeing these new S... (more)
Amtrak 355 is heading west toward Chicago as they pass thru Dearborn.
Treasures of the Henry Ford: The Allegheny Cab Here's a look at the "business office" of the big C&O 2-6-6-6 Allegheny Locomotive, which is housed in The Henry Ford Museum of Amer... (more)
Treasures of the Henry Ford: Bessemer & Lake Erie Consolidation #154 Tucked away near the back of the Henry Ford railroad collection is this massive Baldwin Consolidation, built for the Bes... (more)
Treasures of The Henry Ford: "The President." Henry Ford's collection of historic locomotives would not be complete without an example of the locomotive type that literally built America: T... (more)
Treasures of The Henry Ford: Stephenson's Rocket Replica. This diminutive little locomotive is a replica of one of the early break-through designs when steam-powered locomotion was still in... (more)
Treasures of The Henry Ford: DeWitt Clinton Replica. Standing in stark contrast to the behemoth C&O Allegheny just a few feet away, is this replica of one of the very first steam locomotive... (more)
Treasures of The Henry Ford: The C&O Allegheny. According to the docents at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, the most heavily photographed artifact in their building is this ma... (more)
Water at Smith's Creek. About every 4 trips around the Greenfield Village, the Weiser Railroad's locomotives will need water. Here we see Locomotive #1 "Edison" pausing with her... (more)
Torch Lake: Oldest operating steam locomotive in the US. Sitting on a turntable lead beside the Weiser Railroad Roundhouse is Calumet & Hecla Mining Company #3, "Torch Lake", the ... (more)
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton #45: The "business office". You are looking into the cab of Detroit, Toledo & Ironton #45, a 4-4-2 Atlantic type, built in 1902 by the American Locomotiv... (more)
A working roundhouse. The Weiser Railroad at the Greenfield Village has 3 operable steam locomotives and this is their home. One of the newest structures in the village, this brick and ste... (more)